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Applying for a certificate of marital status in Morocco

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Are you a Dutch national, living in Morocco and do you need a certificate of marital status (certificat de l'état civile)? You can apply for this certificate at the Dutch embassy in Rabat.

Attention: If you are registered in the Personal Records Database (BRP) in the Netherlands, apply for this document from the municipality where you are registered. You may need to have the declaration/certificate translated and legalised before you can use it outside the Netherlands.

To apply for a certificate in person, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Gather the documents that you need

To apply for a certificate of marital status, you will need to provide various documents. Which documents you need to provide depends on your situation. You may need to have your documents translated and legalised.

You may need to have non-Dutch documents translated and legalised.

Do you have all the required documents? Bring your documents in hard copies to the appointment.

Step 2: Go to the embassy

You do not need to make an appointment. You can visit on the following days:

  • Monday: 8:30 - 11:00
  • Tuesday: 8:30 - 11:00
  • Wednesday: 8:30 - 11:00
  • Thursday: 8:30 - 11:00
  • Friday: 8:30 - 11:00

Check which days the embassy or consulate is closed.

Step 3: Pay the fee

The fee for a consular certificate is €30. You pay the fee when you submit your application.

You can find information on how to pay in the overview of consular fees.

Step 4: Receive the certificate

In most cases, you’ll receive the certificate on the same day. If this is not possible, the staff member will inform you when you can collect the certificate.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.